Artist Duane Wiens grew up on a farm in Kansas. Wiens is one of today’s most thoughtful and individualistic impressionist painters. A culmination of a diverse lifelong journey guided by a love for art, his paintings reflect a confluence of feelings and experiences. For three decades, the blending of disparate elements – rural and urban, traditional and contemporary- defined his award winning work in graphic design. Today, his design work is still recognized, and this same timelessness is evident in his paintings. Wiens creates emotion through subject matter, color, brushstrokes and texture, all carefully combined to complement the underlying foundation of composition. The scenic splendor and vistas of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west, as well as exotic tropical destinations are among his favorite subjects. Currently, Duane Wiens makes his home in Centennial, Colorado with his wife, Paula.